Prism, or: Schism

My 2nd rondelet

Is poetry
My faith, rather than Judaism?
Is poetry
More to me than mere poesy?
Each verse, every form ~ a new prism...
Poetry is my bridge, not schism ~
Is poetry.

P.S.

This post was scheduled in advance because I am offline for two days (between sunset on Monday and sunset on Wednesday) for the Jewish New Year.

I look forward to reconnecting with you soon!

19 thoughts on “Prism, or: Schism”

  1. Writing poetry is a means of expression, not an end in itself. Poets explore subjects such as beauty, emotions, and meaning and share their ideas with others. With few exceptions, I believe that poets write with the intention of making the world a better, happier place. This may be especially true when they write about tragedies, disasters, violence, injustice, and other unpleasant subjects.

    Reading poetry promotes understanding of self and others, and helps people to live thoughtful, fulfilling lives. As Socrates famously said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

    I agree with you, David… poetry is definitely not a “schism,” so keep on writing and delighting us with your humanity, humor, and creativity! ❀

    1. With few exceptions, I believe that poets write with the intention of making the world a better, happier place.

      Cheryl, I think so too… and I’ve been trying to imagine an evil person writing poetry in order to challenge myself to write a poem from that perspective (just to see if I could do it and what it would look like), but it’s really hard to imagine…

  2. Poets are a rare breed. They are the ones who who are not afraid to put themselves in a crucible to burn away their masks and shells to reveal their souls to the world. Poetry is their way of sharing their feelings, to heal and to to remember – both good and bad.

    Shanah Tovah David.

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